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Apple has become the first U.S. company in history to attain a trillion-dollar valuation. Here are a few thoughts about the relevance of this to our country today. The story of Apple is the story … more
As some of you know, last week, I wrote about the environmental impact of the plastic straw and the new citywide ban taking affect in San Francisco. I did my very best to defend the plastic straw and … more
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new heroine of the Democratic Party left, is a virtual cinch to win her election to the House from New York City this fall. So she’s already expanded her campaign … more
Many of the nation’s colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today’s college … more
Let me add my congratulations to both the Dunn girls softball teams who took part and won the Dixie Youth World Series in Alexandria, La., last week. Now, let me step up on my soapbox and rip into … more
“If it wasn’t for my artwork and God, there’s no way we’d be having this conversation right now.” I’m in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at … more
I have learned in five years that it doesn’t take a lot to make me smile when it comes to grandchildren. Just about everything they do is amusing and brings a smile. That is why a scene I … more
RALEIGH — I’d have structured it a bit differently and combined it with budget cuts. But even as is, the federal tax reform enacted by Congress and signed by President Trump will enhance economic … more
There’s a compelling opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education Review this week titled “The University Run Amok!” Adam Daniel and Chad Wellmon, both employed at the University of … more
RALEIGH — Well, never mind, then. According to the only large-scale, randomized controlled trial of a statewide preschool initiative — Tennessee’s pre-K program —intervening early to boost … more
In the final analysis, government is not the chief actor that gets the economy perking again after some kind of setback or the other, but our free enterprise system, entrepreneurs, American workers … more
If the Board of Governors meetings were broadcast they would become the top rated reality show on TV. There’s something for everyone — humor, pathos, conflict, and, occasionally, a nugget of … more
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